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SAN - Fibre Channel connectivity distance limitations/suppor

Anyone know what Novell's *supported* distance limitation is for SAN connectivity (over Fibre Channel) for OES Clustering.

I ask because some geniuses want to move our cluster servers (diskless blades) to another location approx. 10 miles away, but leave the SAN "here".

IMO, this is a bad idea, but I don't know what the actual limitation is for distance or what Novell supports.

This is an OES11 SP2 cluster. NO Business Continuity stuff.

Thanks!
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Re: SAN - Fibre Channel connectivity distance limitations/suppor

In article <kjhurni.7ua9cn@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Kjhurni wrote:
> Anyone know what Novell's *supported* distance limitation is for SAN
> connectivity (over Fibre Channel) for OES Clustering.


Sorry for the delay, I missed there was a post here.

I think your biggest limit will be the type of fibre connections, and
the longest I found is 10km, which is certainly less than 10miles and
your hardware may not even support. Most of the options are in the
under 1km.

Https://storagebuddhist.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/maximum-fibre-
channel-distances/comment-page-1/

A question for those "geniuses" is how fast is the speed of light? If
they answer is anything along the lines of "instant", then drag out the
real numbers (it is slower in fibre than in a vacuum) and equate to
latency, i.e. How long it will take for those packets that will now be
that will slow many things to more than a 1000 times slower than they
are now.



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